Save Our State of Massachusetts
Here’s what happened yesterday, and below that is what Worcester is doing to ramp up. People need to take this very seriously as all the campaigning in the world can’t overcome corruption uninterrupted!
Chrissy’s Site Bites: http://news.webshots.com/photo/2878660490056011884dypObU
So. Is ACORN out of business? Their lawyer and the court papers say yes. But ACORN watchdog Matthew Vadum (author of the new book about the group, Subversion, Inc.) says state chapters are reorganizing under new names and that these new groups are already working in ACORN’s old locations. We need to watch for them in 2012.
Chrissy’s Site Bites: http://news.webshots.com/photo/2658241150056011884McBSTn
Obama had more recorded ties to ACORN; I trimmed the list to make it simpler to digest. If you’re interested, google ACORN and Obama. You’ll get lots of hits. And some excellent political cartoons!
Just for fun, here’s Johnny, oops, I mean JAY . .
This is probably the single most important issue for Mass. voters. Until we eliminate voter fraud, the average working citizen is not represented by our politicians. Thank you all for all your efforts in this difficult endeavor of cleaning up our elections. Michael Long
Much was exposed with last November’s poll watching. Together, we are all building on this with poll watchers and poll workers and more training. Jim Knowlton has been actively recruiting poll workers as WRCC chair. Bonnie is scheduling more training as well. Please read below and join in and help ! Thanks and Regards, Desiree
As you may be aware, we have had some great successes. As a direct result of our efforts, Worcester completed the City Census and Street Listing and did the follow up required. This means that voters who did not respond to the Census/Street Listing were send a follow up post card (two over time) and if they did not respond, they were placed on the “inactive” voter list. This means at 45% of the Worcester voters are currently and for the upcoming election deemed “inactive” and must not only show some sort of an ID to vote on September 20th, they must each sign a form before they are able to cast their ballot. Bonnie Johnson
In response to City Solicitor David M. Moore’s January 10, 2011 letter to Mr. Rushford (copy attached), I am hereby requesting that the Worcester Election Commission conduct a fact-finding hearing either at the August 15th meeting date or a future meeting date, with results to be applied to the preliminary election to be held on September 20th and all subsequent elections.
The hearing should center on the following questions:
1. Does Neighbor 2 Neighbor “solicit votes, for or against, or otherwise promote or oppose, any person or political party or position on a ballot questions.” as quoted in Mr. Moore’s letter. It is our belief that Neighbor 2 Neighbor (N2N) does solicit votes for certain candidates and we will present evidence to prove this. If it is found by the Worcester Election Commision that Neighbor 2 Neighbor does “solicit votes, for or against, or otherwise promote or oppose, any person or political party or position on a ballot questions” then it is requested that N2N not be allowed to hand out any material, or wear any campaign or N2N logo in any way shape or form (tee shirts, sweat shirts, coats, etc.) within 150 feet of the voting booth.
2. To confirm that A) no one other than a voter carry in any sort of election material into the voting booth; B) that no material is handed out within 150 feet of the voting area; and C) that no voting material be obviously visible by other voters in the polling locations. To clarify, in the prior election, N2N “assisted” voters by carrying in visible sample ballots with specific candidates marked, left these on chairs in the voting area and handed out these materials within 150 feet of the voting area. This should not be permitted under our state laws as listed in the January 10th letter. If the actual voter wants to carry in his or her own voting information (and it should not be easily visible) that seems legal. Again, we will present evidence that visible sample ballots were carried in by the N2N people who assisted voters and this material was visible and left around voting areas. This should not be permitted within 150 feet of the voting area.
3. To request confirmation that anyone assisting voters (especially N2N) are not allowed to speak to the poll workers. The voter must speak for himself or herself. Clarification is hereby requested as to what action will be taken if N2N (or any other “assistant to the voter”) chooses to speak for the voter as this was a common occurrence that poll watchers observed in the prior election.
I would appreciate knowing if the hearing date for these questions will be on Monday, August 15th meeting or if you will pick a different date for the hearing at the August 15th meeting.
Worcester Seven Hills Tea Party